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WADCO 



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NEWS 



ffOME OF tfS^ 



Volume 2 



Plainville, Mass., Aug. 1, 1921 



Number 14 




Midsummer Vacation 



Factohy Ok Wiiitino And Davis Co. 



Pageant of Progress 



Chicago 



On July 30th, 1921 one of the 
world's largest and most costly educa- 
tional and artistic exhibitions will 
start in Chicago known as The Page- 
ant of Progress. 

Among the prominent exhibits will 
be the one made by The Whiting & 
Davis Co., for during the exposition 
there will be a miniature mesh bag 
factory in full operation, making bags 
in the most modern way by our highly 
perfected machines. For contrast 
and to illustrate the advancement 
made in the manufacture of fine bags, 
they will be made by hand as was 
done prior to 1909, when the first ma- 
chine was put on production. 

The Company has arranged for an 
extensive display of completed bags, 
and samples of various kinds and sizes 
of mesh, including some over three 
hundred (300) years old and a piece 
from a coat of mail worn by a war- 
rior of ancient Europe. 

The Pageant of Progress will be 
held on the Municipal Pier, one of the 
world's greatest achievements of en- 
gineering. This pier was Completed 
shortly before the war at a cost of 
$5,000,000. It is a solid concrete 
Structure and extends into Lake 
Michigan three thousand (3000) feet, 
more than a half mile. On the pier 
are built two massive buildings each 
2340 feet long and 125 feet wide, the 
largest exposition halls the world has 
ever seen. 



J. 0. Gapon Wins Prize 

Trade Nark Selected 

Mr. Gagnon of the Die Cutting 
Dept. has been awarded the prize in 
the trade mark contest. Congratula- 
tions are in order for there were many 
contestants. The judges were Mr. 
('has. Whiting, Mr. Armes and Mr. 
Kenyon. Each entry was numbered, 
a duplicate number with name attach- 
ed was kept separate for impartiality. 
When the entries had been brought 
down by elimination to two by Mr. 
Whiting, Messrs. Armes and Kenyon 
were asked to pick the best one of the 
two with the result above stated 



New England's seashore and moun- 
tain resorts will be well patronized by 
those who have looked forward all 
year to the annual vacation. Many will 
go by auto over the best of roads 
through scenery unsuroassed. For 
those who want the salt air such 
places as historic Cape Cod will ap- 
peal and to the north of P.oston, Lynn 
Reach, Marblehead, Plum Island and 
farther along we come to Salisbury 
and Hampton beaches. Many go to 
these lively beaches, is we travel on 
we come to York^ Beach and Old 
Orchard in Maine which is said to 
be the finest beach in the world and 
only twenty miles from Portland. 
Old Orchard is 150 miles from the 
fa (-lory. 

for those preferring the mountains 
the White Mountains have the call, 
here we have some of the finest scen- 
ery in America,agood trip being up 
through Crawford Notch. Another 
nice trip takes one through Worcester, 
Springfield to Pittsfield which is near 
the York State line up over the Mo- 
hawk Trail. Here one can see scenery 
that is well worth the trip. Many take 
tents along and camp on the wayside. 




I ) K I • A BT M E NT M AN A <i K I«S 



WADCO NEWS 



Wadco News 



Published Semi-Monthly 

by Employees of Whitiuyf tfe Davis Co. 

Plainville, Mass. 

Publication Committee 
J. O. Gagnon, Chairman 
W. M. Fuller Lee Higu-ius F. Gaddes 
O. Soderstroiu MiuaSiinpsou 

Editor . H. B. Rowa n 

COMMCRCIAL PRESS- PRINTER* 

GREETINGS 



To you, my Friend, whelher em- 
ployee or otherwise, this issue of our 
paper comes with -its note of "Optim- 
ism. ' ' 

It is essential for all of us at this 
time when our Country is going 
through the "Travail of Reconstruc- 
tion" to put forth our best efforts in 
order to bring the Ship of State into 
calm and peaceful waters once again. 

And it is for this reason common 
sense prompting that Whiting & 
Davis have faith in the future, its 
brightness depending only on the ef- 
forts we put forth. Do not let us for- 
get enthusiasm which is a part of suc- 
cessful effort. It has been said that 
the difference between prosperity and 
depression in a business way is only 
15 per cent. One can see what psy- 
chology has to do with it. 



CHICAGO 



A great many of us are more or 
less conversant with the wonderful 
growth of Chicago during the last 
century and this "Pageant of Pro- 
gress " is hut a sign of the vast 
amount of enthusiam for Progress. 
It comes at a most appropriate time 
and surely will be as a tonic on a de- 
pressed busuiess condition. There is 
nothing which can act as such an in- 
centive to carry on as to see "What 
the other Fellow is doing." "Suc- 
cess attend your effort, Chicago/' is 
our earnest wish. 



"MA CHERIE" 



In a new restaurant for French 
members of Parliament, placards on 
the walls request members of the 
House not to flirt with the waitresses. 



Harry Miller Lewis, weight 9 lbs. 
arrived on the ninth of July at 
the home of his papa. Archie is some 
proud. 




Mk. Chaki.es A. Whiting. Treasures 



"A ROBUST OFFSPRING" 



EMPLOYEES OF TEN YEARS OR 
MORE OF SERYICE 



The Whiting •& Davis Company, 
following out their policy of manu- 
facturing everything under one roof, 
established the Whiting Chain Com- 
pany in the year 1912 in order to 
furnish machine made chain. 

The growth of the Company from 
the very first has been most remark- 
able as is shown in the variety of pro- 
ducts as well as in the quality and 
quantity produced. From the one 
line of machine chain, expansion has 
gone along various lines until it now 
includes, outside of a complete line of 
machine made chain in the better 
qualities, fancy chains of all descrip- 
tions, lockets, pendants, rosary cases, 
bead necks, crosses, bracelets and pin 
sets. 

From the modest beginning of a 
few hards the Company now has well 
developed departments in all lines. 
This remarkable growth of the busi- 
ness has been largely due to the policy 
of the Company to give the best of 
service and quality at the lowest fig- 
ure possible. 

These facts have been well support- 
ed by the business the firm has had 
during this last business depression. 
The factory was operated on a nine 
hour day, five days a week until July 
18th, when it went on to an eight hour 
day schedule. 

The Company's aim has always 
been and still is "Better and better 
service to its Customers." 





Years 


Oscar Walden 


45 


Carrie Simpson 


44 


Eugene Whiting 


44 


John Loeffler 


42 


Tom Tieraey 


40 


Mamie Heckman 


38 


Ed. Boyle 


2G 


Frank Brown 


26 


Lottie Wilcox 




Phil. Bennett 


oo 


Horace Cheever 


21 


Frank Gaddes 


18 


Willis Fuller 


18 


Ella Yuill 


16 


Christine Pfanstiehl 


1(5 


Hattie Coombs 


15 


Henry Heintz 


14 


Ed Pink 


i:{ 


Harlan Morgan 


13 


Frank O'Donnell 


12 


Lee Higgins 


12 


Byron Gardiner 


12 


Dick Berkeley 


12 


Eva Wheeler 


11 


Bertha Govette 


10 


Louise King 


10 


Milton Bacheller 


10 


Romeo (lendron 


10 


AUTHORS 


AY AGES 



The largest lump sum ever paid 
for a novel was the $200,000.00 re- 
ceived by Alphonse Daudet in 1884 

for "Sappho." 



WAD CO NEWS 




MK8II DEPARTMENT 



From Vikings Bold and Knights of Old 
To the Modern Ladies Fair 

An Up To Date Chapter o! a Story 
That Has No End 

By Lincoln Ames 



Tli is is chapter No. 1921 of a con- 
tinued story — and a long one. 

Might as well he frank about it. 
The beginning has been lost. The end- 
ing has never been imagined. And 
the author humbly admits that he 
hasn't the slightest idea when and by 
whom the final chapter will be writ- 
ten. Whiting & Davis have done 
more to complete the story in the past 
Iweity years than the rest of the 
world has done in more than twenty 
centuries. 

It is the story of man's cunning in 
the making of metal rings into strong 
and beautiful fabrics. 

Those early chapters were lost in 
the dim, dark ages when strange 
tribes of men were struggling up 
from the Stone Age through the slow 
centuries that brought them knowl- 
edge of metals and their use. 

The ancient Viking, who feared the 
mythological hammer of Thor, went 
into baWe fearing no man and wear- 
ing armor of interlinked iron rings 
made with hand-riveted rows alter- 
nating with hand-welded rows. Cen- 
turies later Science discovered that 
part of the story the Vikings had so 



laboriously wrought with crude tools 
when archaeologists excavated their 
graves and found their ancient war- 
gear. 



The famous tapestry of Bayeux, 
France, which depicts scenes of Wil- 
liam the Conqueror, ruler of England 
from 1066-1087, teFs more of the 
story. In the seven-colored weave, 
thought to have been his Queen Ma- 
tilda's own handiwork, is pictured a 
warrior of that time clad in his coat 
of mail. This metal mesh, hand-weld- 
ed one link at a time, became the gen- 
erally adopted form of armor for the 
great Crusades that followed the Nor- 
man conquests. It was used for cen- 
turies until gradually supplanted 
by solid plate armor between 1390 
and 1410 A. D. 

It 's a long jump to 1876 when this 
concern began making jewelry — and 
history. Then in 1880, 41 years ago 
the 13th of July, one of those little 
events that later assume tremendous 
importance, happened when C. A. 
Whiting was hired as office boy at 9 
cents per hour. 

He worked his way through the 
position of assistant foreman and be- 
came the company's only salesman, 
covering the United States from New 
York to San Francisco. In 1890 he 
became a member of the firm — and in 
1892 he took up the story of metal 
mesh at the place where ancient ar- 
morers had left off. That year Whit- 
ing & Davis Co. made their first mesh 
bag, a tiny plated novelty of coarse 
unsoldered rings, made and put to- 
gether entirely by hand. 

Since that day, year by year, and 
chapter by chapter, Whiting & Da- 
vis Co. have added to the story of me- 




SOT. DEKKO MESH DEPARTMENT 



WADCO NEWS 




Bench Department 



tal mesh and to the beauty, strength, 
fasli ion able features, and artistic fin- 
ish of dainty gold and silver mesh 
bags, which have become a permanent 
and perfected part of milady's cos- 
tume for any occasion. 

And today it is easier to suggest the 
crudity of ancient mesh, hand welded 
upon the anvil, one link at a time, 
than it is to depict the skilled refine- 
ment of the expert artisans and ma- 
chinery which make the Whiting & 
Davis Co. plant the largest and best 
equipped establishment for the manu- 
facture of mesh bags in the world. To- 
day, for instance, 100,000 tiny gold or 
silver rings made into one complete 
mesh bag may be soldered securely in 
the short space of 60 seconds. And so 
well is the work done that each one of 
those rings — 9-1000ths of an inch in 
Thickness — will hold a weight of 5 1-2 
pounds. 

Whiting & Davis were the first to 
use solder-filled wire in making mesh 
bags. They are the owners of all the 
patents on the mesh-making machine. 
This was originally invented in 1909 
by A. ('. Pratt, but many new patents 
and improvements have been added 
from time to time to make the perfect- 
ed machine of today and to extend ex- 
elusive ownership rights many years. 
More than 350 of these machines are 
operated today. Many of the com- 
pany's employees are the inventors 
and makers of other special machin- 
ery used in this plant. All the work- 
er's are constantly seeking for better 



methods. And every year sees some- 
thing done a little more perfectly, a 
little more precisely than before. 

And now, if we could take a bar of 
"raw" silver by the hand and hop- 
skip-and-jump right down through 
the factory with it, as we have skip- 
ped down through the centuries, this 
is what we would see before we emerg- 
ed into the shipping room with a lit- 
tle flock of delicate but everlasting 
sterling silver mesh bags, born of that 



block of metal. 

Off to the melting room, then. The 
silver is melted with a bit of pure 
copper to make sterling silver 925- 
lOOOths tine, and east into a bar 11-2 
inches in diameter. 

The bar is drilled neatly in the mid- 
dle — a hole accurately centered and 
precisely l-14th as large as the bar. 
Into this hole is fitted a long cylinder 
of solder, which is then melted into a 
still more perfect fit in a special re- 
volving furnace. 

As delicate and dainty as the mod- 
ern mesh bag is. it takes some pon- 
derous machinery to create it. And 
just at this juncture a 32,000 pound 
rolling machine pounces upon the de- 
fenceless little solder-filled bar of sil- 
ver and squeezes it smaller and small- 
er — longer and longer. 

Rolling tends to make metal hardei* 
and less workable. Therefore the sil- 
ver, which is now more like a rod than 
a bar, is annealed in an oil-burning 
furnace to restore its original texture 
and toughness. 

The revolving rollers of a reducing 
machine hammer it smaller and pass 
it on to the bull-block and the sleeve 
machine, which do not mean much to 
the si ranger but which, little by little, 
draw out the metal until it is coiled in 
long length of silver wire. This shin- 
ing coil then goes onward for the final 
finishing touch of the machine that 
draws it finer and finer through dia- 
monds and winds it on spools — a long 
silver thread only 9-10J0ths of an 




St a m r Departm ini 



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IM.ANN1NU DEPARTM KM 



inch in width. 

And don't forget the solder. Tt is 
still there, precisely in the center of 
that little thread. And just as il was 
1-141 h of the size of the bar, so it is in 
the wire just l-14tli of 9-1000 lis of 
an inch wide — invisibe but ready for 
its very important duty. 

When this* spooled wire is put upon 
a mesh machine, this magician of the 
factory begins its work, making and 
weaving into place 280 to 300 tiny 
silver rings per minute. Each ring, 
cut off from the thread and bent tt- 
shape, is folded into a perfect circle 
just 42-1000ths of an inch in diameter 
in its proper place in the mesh so that 
four other rings are linked within 
each one. 

So light are the rings that gravity 
alone would not pull tliem to their 
proper place, so the super-human ma- 
chine uses little jets of compressed air 
to help each link along. 

There they go, 300 links per min- 
ute, and above the machine rises a 
phantom column of silver, perfectly 
round, luminous with its silver sheen, 
and so delicate as to seem almost 
transparent. The mesh is woven in 
cylindrical form and, untouched and 
unguided by human hands, the ma- 
chine goes until the "stocking", as 
it is called, rises nearly to the ceiling. 
And if ever a single link is missed or 
if the end of the wire is reached, the 
machine automatically stops and 
waits for the man who cares for the 
needs of fifteen machines like it to 



come and feed it the proper medicine. 

Off to the slitting machine goes the 
shining "stocking." Little cogs fit in- 
to the tiny meshes and draw it toward 
the revolving circular knife that does 
much more neatly and accurately 
what once was done with shears. Pres- 
ently it is one long, flat piece of sil- 
ver mesh that ripples like fine silk and 
glistens like a great dew-drenched 
cobweb in the grass at sunrise. 

The flat strip then goes to the cut- 



ting room where it is fed into a ma- 
chine that to the uninitiated looks like 
a combination of a clothes-wringer 
and a player-piano. The clothes- 
wringer part grips the strip with cor- 
rugated rollers that fit the mesh. A 
roll of tough paper, in which are slits 
j lot unlike those on a player-piano 
roll, is the pattern. The slits allow 
certain little knives to operate and 
hold back all the others. Thus as the 
mesh and the paper- pattern proceed, 
1he machine cuts out the perfect pat- 
tern of the bag that is to be. This 
machine is one of the newest ones per- 
fected at the plant. 

The cut-out mesh is forwarded to 
the joining room where girls use ma- 
chines that sew up the bags with l.ttle 
single links of silver exactly like all 
the others in the bag. They do much 
more easily and quickly now the work 
that up to a year ago had to tax the 
eyes and deftness of experienced 
hand-workers. 

A cleaning process prepares the 
mesh bag for the soldering room 
where electric furnaces solder all the 

rings in a bag- at once, whether there 
be 25,000 or 100,000 of them— and in 
about 60 seconds. 

Another cleaning and the bag is 
sent to the lacquer room and on to the 
assembly room where the frame will 
soon catch up to it. 

In the case of plated bags this final 
washing is followed by a 40-minute 
bath in the silver plating tank in 
which hang plates of solid silver. In 




Plating Dep a htm ent 



WADCO NEWS 




Mesh joining Department 



these tanks from 60 to 120 bags or 120 
frames may be plated simultaneously 
by the familiar electrolysis method 
which eats away the sterling silver 
from the plates hanging in the bath 
and deposits it evenly and gradually, 
particle by particle, upon the bags 
and frames hanging on the racks. Af- 
ter the plating tank, the plated pieces 
are tubbed thoroughly in revolving 
tubs of soap and water with fine shot 
which smooth and brighten the newly- 
silvered things. 

Now when all this was happening in 
the making of the mesh, the frame 
was being made in other departments. 

For the making of frames the met- 
al is cast in flat ingots about an inch 
thick, four to six inches wide and 
about 10 inches ong. This is rolled 
and annealed until the required thick- 
ness is reached and then sent to the 
stamping room. 

There is another type of machine 
there — a 33,000-pound leviathan that 
is called a "knuckle-joint press". 
And when I said press, I was using 
the same word I would have to use 
were I speaking of sweethearts hold- 
ing hands, but I referred to a dainty 
little monster that, doesn't know how 
to press less than 1,200,000 pounds. 
And in the fact of such a fervent em- 
brace as that, it is not remarkable 
that the cut-out pieces of flat silver 
do just as the giant desires and as- 
sume the most beautiful shapes and 
designs. Tn the press department the 
rough edges — the selvedge — is cut off. 



and, by an ingenious and specially 
designed machine, all the little holes 
for joining the mesh to the frame are 
punched at once, each one in its prop- 
er place to the smallest fraction of an 
inch, and each one just 30-1000ths 
of an inch wide. 

In the bench room workers with 
dainty tools and little jets of gas 
flame solder the joints and ball knobs 
onto the frames. The ball-knobs are 
made automatically on special ma- 



chines. 

Cleaning comes next and then 
"bobbing" on little wheels of walrus- 
hide with different degrees of abra- 
sive. Frames cannot be tumbled in 
tubs so they must be brushed and pol- 
ished to bring out the proper finish. 
Plated frames, of course, follow the 
mesh through the plating tanks. 
Those to be finished dark have to be 
carefully painted with oxidizing acid 
and rubbed with fine pumice. 

Fine spiral wire is used in the as- 
sembly department to join the mesh 
bag and the finished frame together. 
Once made by hand, this spiral is 
now made automatically. A remark- 
able little machine that operates un- 
attended night and day, takes the 
straight wire from the spool, curls it 
accurately into a continuous spiral 
that never varies, cuts the spiral into 
perfectly measured lengths, counts 
each one, and drops it into a little 
tray. When 100 have been counted, 
the machine pushes forward another 
tray and goes on counting and cut- 
ting. 

The mesh bag's chain is made of 
wire manufactured by the solder- 
filled process. Automatic machines 
handle and join the links, more deft- 
ly and precisely than any human be- 
ing could. And each machine turns 
out as much as 75 yards of chain per 
day all in one piece or in separate 1- 
inch pieces for use in making the 
fringed bags so popular today. 

Into the inspection department for 




Tool Department 



WADCO NEWS 



the final approval of experienced 
judges go the finished bag's. Then 
into soft envelopes and boxes before 
they ace sent to either the foreign or 
domestic shipping departments to be 
packed for shipping. 

Fifty skilled mechanics design and 
build all the machinery used in the 
plant and make all the dies used in 
the manufacture of many styles of 
bags. And some of the best engravers 
in the business are employed there to 
work on the fine solid gold and silver 
mesh bags which are set with fine 
stones and delicately engraved. 

The Whiting & 'Davis Co. is the 
largest concern of its kind in the 
world. This company makes 90 per 
cent, of all the mesh bags made in 
this country and sends thousands of 
them abroad. They operate a branch 
factory in Sherbrook, Quebec, Cana- 
da ; and branch offices in New York, 
Chicago and San Francisco. 

They make one of the few things in 
the equipment of modern women 
which never wears out — for there 
never is a time when a Whiting & 
Davis mesh bag may not be made just 
as good as new for a small fraction of 
its original cost, no matter how rough- 
ly it has been used. And for the 
special service of those whose mesh 
bags have been impaired through 
long usage or accident, a complete re- 
pair department has been established 
apart from the main factory. 

It is equipped like a miniature fac- 
tory. Here bags are taken apart, 
mended, washed, polished, or re-plat- 
ed. Then they are re-assembled just 
like a new bag and sent back to their 
owners in less than two weeks' time. 

It is in this department that the 
great improvement of the spiral-wire 
method of joining mesh and frame is 
demonstrated in contrast to the older 
method of attaching the mesh to the 
frame by separate rings. Every time 
such delicate rings are bent open they 
are weakened. With the spiral, 
though, one end may be freed and, 
then Ihe whole spiral comes out easily 
and quickly without opening a ring- 
by simply "unscrewing" it. The re" 
assembled bag with the spiral re- 
placed is just so much more strong 
and "good-as-new." 

This, in the hop-skip-and-jump 
fashion, is the way that Whiting & 
Davis have been writing new chap- 
ters in the story of metal mesh. 

From the first crude efforts of 
primitive man to make for himself 
some metallic protection against h'ua 
foe-man's weapon, down through the 




Assembling Depaktmknt 



centuries to these dainty bits of gold 
and silver mesh that lend their lure 
to the fair maids and matrons of to- 
'•ay, is a jump that nearly spans the 
whole history of civilization. 

But within that time the achieve- 
ment of the Whiting & Davis Co. has 
rever been equalled or surpassed. 



"Mesh Bag" Goes 
A-Journeying 

The door of the velvet lined show- 
case opened; a clerk's hand entered, 
then withdrew, leaving in the very 
centre of the "stage" a sterling sil- 
ver mesh bag. Against the back- 
ground of deep purple, it's every de- 
tail was brought out in bold relief. 

Nearby, nestling in a draped fold, 
"Diamond Ring" looked coldly out 
on a passing world, while on the other 
side, "Platinum Watch" awaited the 
moment when she should begin her 
career of incessant ticking. 

Mesh Bag gazed first at one and 
then the other. Diamond Ring, con- 
scious of her arresting sparkle, gazed 
straight ahead in superior disdain, 
but Platinum Watch made shy ad- 
vances. 

"Another one of the Mesh Bag 
family," she said. "Dear me, I was 
just becoming acquainted with your 
cousin, when the clerk removed her 



and a beautiful young lady walked 
out of the store swinging Mesh Bag 
from her wrist." 

"We are a popular family," said 
Mesh Bag, and her rings shone even 
more brilliantly, if that were possible. 
"Back home, in the factory, where 
they were getting me ready for my de- 
but in the world, I could hear them 
saying, all day long, 'Hurry up with 
that bag, we need her to fill this or- 
der.' I remember one day when I was 
in the soldering room, having my 
rings soldered together, a man came 
in who was waiting for us to decorate 
his show-case. "Can't you hurry 
these up?' he asked. 'You don't have 
to be so particular about each of those 
little rings.' But the workman who 
was doing it so skillfully, could not 
be hurried. After the man had gone, 
I heard him telling one of the other 
workers what a pity it would be to 
send a Mesh Bag out into the world 
with rings that would not hold togeth- 
er. 'Supposing a young lady should 
be hurrying through a crowd, trust- 
ing her valuables to the strength of 
Mesh's Bag's rings, and they did not 
hold together. Why the whole family 
would be disgraced. No sir,' he said, 
'we have to be particular.'" 

"Hump," from Diamond Ring, 
who glittered even more coldly, "how 
these plebians of common origin do 
talk. One would think they really 
felt themselves to be in our class." 

"Your class?" and Mesh Bag 
seemed to quiver all over with an- 



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THE RELIEF ASSOCIATION 



Shipping Department 



ger. "Here they have given me the 
very center of the show case where 
everyone gazes at me first, and you 
talk about 'our class.' Why, I'll wag- 
er that many more members of my 
family will pass in and out of this 
case while you will still remain. "What 
good do you do in the world? Merely 
decorate a finger, while I am trusted 
with all sorts of valuable and private 
things, to carry about the world." 

Just then there was an interruption. 
A shadow was cast over all three of 
them. Mesh Bag looked up. Gazing 
down upon her, a pair of eager eyes 
took in her every detail. 

"Look," she cried, "the girl sees 
only me. She is' not at all interested 
in you. I am going to say good-bye, 
for I know by the expression of her 
eyes that I am going to find a new 
home. Give my regards to my rela- 
tives who will join you soon." 

The show case door opened and 
once more the clerk's hand entered. 
He withdrew Mesh Bag and held her 
up proudly before the enraptured 
gaze of the young lady. 

"Oh, isn't it a beauty," and she 
reached out to take Mesh Bag in her 
hands and caress the silky smoothness 
of her rings. 

It was but a matter of moments be- 
fore Mesh Bag, proudly swinging 
from the hand of her new mistress, 
went forth to her new world. She 
could not help but look back toward 
Diamond King with a look of tri- 
umph, while she si ill felt pity that 



they must rest there in the velvet 
lined case as she went forth to join 
the moving crowds. 

J. E. K. 



EXAGGERATIONS. 



Does anyone remember the massive 
violin that was on exhibition at Port- 
land, Maine, some ten years ago? It 
was 38 ft. long and required 3 men and 
a boy to play it. One man did the fin- 
gering the other two worked the bow 
(one at each end, cross-cut saw fash- 
ion) while the boy stood on the bridge 
sprinkling rosin on the strings with 
a sugar scoop. 



TAKING CARE OF STOCK" 



With what a pleasant sensation do 
we handle stock which has shown care 
in keeping it bright and new looking. 
Many times one has noticed in dis- 
play windows an article which seems 
to have been neglected, in fact, look- 
ing for all the world as if it had been 
used and cast aside. Of course the 
display window is not a fit resting 
place for it. 

How important to show it fresh 
and clean in order to create desire on 
the part of the would-be purchaser. 

Look your stock over, it will help 
von make sales and customers. 



There is one thing in particular 
that should be better attended to by 
the heads of the different depart- 
ments and that is the immediate re- 
porting of any person in their depart- 
ment when taken sick so that they 
may receive immediate attention from 
the nurse and their names placed on 
the books that prompt payments may 
be made of their claims. 

They also jeopardize their right to 
benefits as the By-Laws plainly state 
that payments for sick claims shall 
begin at the date of notification to the 
proper officers, whether notification is 
received at the beginning of said sick- 
ness or six weeks after. So if all mem- 
bers will be careful to notify the head 
of their department the same will be 
apprciated by the officers. 

For the information of those who 
do not belong to the Relief Associa- 
tion, it can be stated that about 80 
per cent, of the employees are mem- 
bers and entitled when sick to receive 
$8 per week after the first week, when 
$4 is paid. The benefit runs for 13 
weeks. The assessments are paid bi- 
monthly, amounting to twenty cents. 
Which amount is taken from the pay 
envelope. 



IN A MESS 



Two miners had never seen golf 
played before. They stood watching 
a fat unskillful player at work in a 
bunker. The sand flew up but the 
ball remained. Seven agonizing shots 
had been played. 

The player made his eighth at- 
tempt. The ball was lobbed up, 
dropped on the green, and rolling 
gently to the pin settled in the hole. 
By Gosh! said one of the miners to 
the other, "He's got a deuce of a job 
now ! - ' 



"A REVIVER" 



A glass of hot milk with nutmeg 
sprinkled on top is an excellent re- 
storative after tiring work.